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Scholarship Process has changed. Please read carefully. 2020 Applications open February 1.

Applying for a Community Foundation scholarship is easier this year.

All applicants will complete an Eligibility Quiz as a starting point. After completing all questions on the Quiz students will have access to multiple scholarships that match their qualifications.  Students need to apply for each scholarship individually.

Scholarship Eligibility Quiz

Applying to renew a Community Foundation scholarship?
You still need to complete the Eligibility Quiz. Upon completion, you will be taken to the appropriate renewal application.

Scholarships are available for students graduating high school, those in college or trade school, and medical school students, even  3 and 4-year-olds  have the opportunity to qualify for a year of preschool tuition. All Community Foundation scholarships are listed below with links to individual scholarship descriptions and information.

A Scholarship Can Change Your Life!

Status Scholarship Description Deadline
Arciniega, Edward ScholarshipFor graduating seniors from Churchill County High School, Charter School, or from a Churchill County Home-school program, intending to study at a 2-4 year college, having studied a foreign language for at least 4 years.03/31/2019
Atlantis Award of ExcellenceFor children and grandchildren of Atlantis Team Members who are college-bound seniors or currently enrolled in college. Restricted to UNR or UNLV. Recipients must either be enrolled in UNLV's Hospitality Program or a related discipline at UNR.06/12/2019
Bain, Alan, Initiative in Math or ScienceRewards students in 9th-12th grade for their achievements in science or math, based on their submitted project.03/01/2019
Becker, Jack and Jane Medical School ScholarshipFor students entering or currently attending UNR Medical School. Must be graduate of a Nevada High School and be a current Nevada resident.03/01/2019
Belding, Orville MemorialFor student athletes born and raised in Nevada and graduating from a Washoe County High School.02/28/2019
Boston Family ScholarshipFor high school seniors, college sophomores or juniors to attend a 4-year college in Nevada to pursue a teaching degree.03/31/2019
Claudine Williams Harrah's Las Vegas Employee ScholarshipAny high school senior or current college student (GED acceptable) whose parent or guardian is a full-time employee in grade L14 or below and employed by Harrah's for at least three consecutive years when the application is submitted.03/01/2019
DePoali, Kendyl Ruth, Memorial ScholarshipFor full-time teachers in the WCSD who are continuing their education at UNR inthe College of Education, College of Sciences, or College of Liberal Arts.03/01/2019
Dreiling, Robert and JudyTo support students in northern Nevada who have received their high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate who are enrolled in an Associate’s Degree track or certificate program at the school of their choice.03/01/2019
Foster Children Education ScholarshipFor high school graduates who are, or have been, in foster care in state of Nevada and who intend to earnestly pursue high education with at least a 3.0 GPA.04/30/2019
GIAR First-Generation Grandmothers ScholarshipFor first generation young women from Nevada or Hawaii of Portuguese, Mexican, Central American and South American Ancestry.03/15/2019
Lymbery, Gordon ScholarshipFor Nevada residents who have graduated from a Northern Nevada high school or who have obtained a GED in Nevada and plan to seek a degree or certificate.03/15/2019
Nevada Air National Guard ScholarshipFor active enlisted members or their dependents to attend UNR.04/01/2019
NV Energy Powerful PartnershipsFor high school seniors in the northern Nevada service area. Up to 30 $1,000 scholarships will be awarded and 2 additional $2,000 scholarships for dependents of NV Energy employees.02/10/2019
Officer Mike Scofield Memorial ScholarshipFor northern Nevada students who are active participants in a Bible-based Christian church.04/30/2019
Olds, Diane, Memorial Education ScholarshipFor students who are graduating or have graduated from Reed, Sparks, or Hug who are interested in pursuing teaching as a career.04/01/2019
Phil and Jennifer Satre ScholarshipFor graduating high school senior children of Nevada Caesars Entertainment employees, especially children of tip and wage earners.04/01/2019
Read With Me Preschool ScholarshipProvides one year of preschool tuition for children who show an aptitude for reading, ages 2.5 to 5, to attend select schools in Reno and Sparks.04/30/2019
Reno Pops Orchestra Hillary Case Memorial ScholarshipApplicants must be participants in Reno Pops Orchestra and must be committed to making music a part of their life. High school seniors, college students, and returning college students are eligible to apply.04/30/2019
Rotary, Reno Central ScholarshipFor graduating seniors from Wooster and Hug High Schools.02/28/2019
Satre, Phil and Jennifer, Medical Education ScholarshipFor UNR students who are enrolled in the UNR Med School's Post-Baccalaureate Program, or rising 1st year medical students, to provide support for individuals who are committed to pursuing a medical degree—with the intent to practice in Nevada.04/01/2019
Smith Family, Ron and Linda ScholarshipA one-time award of up to $1,000 for a student attending Truckee Meadows Community College, Western Nevada College, or Great Basin College, who is pursuing a degree or certificate program.04/30/2019
Stegelmeyer, Eugene & Nadine ScholarshipEligible students are graduating seniors in a Washoe County High School (or students pursuing post-secondary or graduate studies in teaching and/or geriatrics) who will attend teaching and/or geriatric programs through a community or junior college, private school, or accredited college or university—in or outside of Nevada03/01/2019
Stockman, John, Memorial ScholarshipFor a graduating senior from high school or home school in Washoe, Douglas, Carson City, Storey, Lyon, and Churchill counties, and South Lake Tahoe High School.04/30/2019
Systems Consultants ScholarshipFor graduating seniors from Churchill County High School, Churchill County Charter School, or from a Churchill County home-school program interested in math or computer science.03/31/2019
Zonta Club of Greater Reno Re-Entry Scholarship & Young Women in Public Service AwardApplicants must be registered with the TMCC Re-entry Center. Applicants for YWPA award must be between 16 and 19 on April 1.03/15/2019